Something completely unexpected happened during the mud run this past Sunday. I managed to break two bones during the course of the race. I fractured my left middle finger and chipped my right Fibula bone. Right now, I am on crutches to keep weight off my right ankle and have my left finger immobilized. Walking, typing, eating and gardening are now laborious activities. I have to tell you that this is a rather challenging experience as I’m a very active person. Every activity now has to be rethought due to my mobility issues and I’m gaining a new perspective of the daily challenges of permanently disabled individuals.
For this week at least I will be full time blogger. This coming Monday I’m having the ankle evaluated and hopefully move to a less restrictive cast. This break has pushed my running schedule back for at least a month. I will not be able to train for the ING Rock & Roll Half Marathon and most likely will run the Philly Half Marathon in November. It is a bitter pill for me but I’d rather heal and be able to run another day then never run again.